Flu Cases Nearly Double in February

Dallas, Tarrant counties see increase

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012  |  Updated 2:12 PM CDT
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Flu Cases Nearly Double in February

CDC

Confirmed influenza cases in Texas have nearly doubled this month.

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This year's mild flu season is starting to pick up steam. Confirmed cases in Texas have nearly doubled this month.

Flu season started late in 2011, and by Christmas, Texas and the surrounding states were only seeing sporadic cases.

Now, two months later, Texas is seeing outbreaks in several parts of the state. Dallas and Tarrant counties both had confirmed influenza cases according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Even as confirmed cases have increased, the flu is still not considered widespread.

Doctors say it is not too late to get the flu shot, as outbreaks may happen as late as May.

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